November is just around the corner

Saturday, November 3rd

Ride Around Pomona

The first Saturday of November (and every first Saturday of the month) is Ride Around Pomona!

Ride Around Pomona is a casual bicycle ride through the streets and neighborhoods of Pomona. Ride and chat, meet new people, see new neighborhoods, get some exercise and enjoy the morning! Reward yourself after the ride at Mi Cafecito.

Meet at Shaun Diamond Plaza (Thomas Plaza), downtown Pomona at 8:30am.
(Google Map)
(Facebook event)


Tuesday, November 6th

Pomona Gold Line Station Social!

The Metro Gold Line is coming to Pomona! How will you get to the new station?

Join us to review the draft plans and provide feedback on how to improve pedestrian-, bicycle-, and other wheeled access to the City’s first Metro rail station.

What: Pomona Gold Line Station Social!
Where: Day One Pomona, Madison Elementary, 1351 S. Main St., Pomona, CA 91766 (Google Map)
When: Tuesday 11/6 (6:30-7:30pm)

Light refreshments will be served.
Secure, indoor bicycle parking available.

(Facebook event)


Saturday, November 10th

Glendora #BikeSaturday Family Fun Ride

Join fellow riders for Glendora #BikeSaturdays in the bicycle friendly business district! Our November ride will be a Family Fun Ride with Top Billing Entertainment. Riders are encouraged to dress up as their favorite theater, movie, or storybook character. Dress up to receive an extra raffle ticket! Hosted by Bike San Gabriel Valley – BIKE SGV and Metro Los Angeles

RSVP: https://glendorabikesaturday.eventbrite.com

When: Saturday, November 10 (9am-11am)
Where: The Glendora Village Bus Plaza is located across the street from Top Billing Entertainment between Natural Health Center and Glendora Village Goldsmith.

Route: 4 miles, beginner-friendly
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Saturday, November 17th

Tour de Murals, La Verne

Explore the historic murals of La Verne on this slow roll around town with the La Verne Historical Society and La Verne Bicycle Coalition, sponsored by Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training Program. We will visit some of the known, and lesser known murals, within La Verne’s historic core.

The ride will start and finish in the City’s charming and walkable downtown. You can choose to grab a coffee and quick bite before the ride (or plan on having lunch afterward) at one of the many local bicycle-friendly eateries in Old Town La Verne.

The event is co-sponsored by @La Verne Historical Society, @La Verne Bicycle Coalition and Bike San Gabriel Valley – BIKE SGV and Metro Los Angeles.

Bike SGV / Metro have created an EventBrite page with additional details and waivers. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-ride-explore-the-murals-of-la-verne-tickets-51418186179

(Facebook event)

 

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September RAP & Meeting

The September Ride Around Pomona (RAP) is just around the corner and the weather is looking good! Ride Around Pomona happens every first Saturday of the month (this one falls on Saturday, September 1st) – meet at 8:30am in Shaun Diamond Plaza, downtown Pomona (171 West 2nd Street, Pomona, California 91766) Link to September RAP on Facebook

Join us for our general meeting: Tuesday, September 4th from 6pm – 7pm at Cafe con Libros (280 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766) – casual meeting to hear about Cafe con Libros, discuss bicycle safety, education and events, Safe Routes to Schools in Pomona, and meet other bicycle advocates.

 

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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL Launch Workshop – Pomona

Help make walking and rolling safer for kids in Pomona!

Safe Routes to School Launch Workshop:

Thursday, June 7, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Day One – 1351 S Main St., Pomona, CA 91766

Join us to learn about Safe Routes to School in Pomona! During this workshop you will hear about ways to make walking and rolling to and from school safer, convenient and fun. Together with other community members, parents, students, city representatives and school staff, you will identify barriers to walking and rolling and opportunities for improvements. You will leave the workshop ready to work with your community partners in Pomona’s Safe Routes to School program.

Language interpretation available upon request.
Please wear comfortable shoes for our walk during the workshop!
Lunch will be provided.

Click here to RSVP: bit.ly/PomonaSRTS

Workshop Flyer (English PDF)

Workshop Flyer (Spanish PDF)

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Welcome to Bike Month 2018!

We hope you’re as excited about Bike Month as we are! If you haven’t been riding your bike much lately we encourage you to use Bike Month as motivation to get back out there and ride. Take a trip to the store by bike instead of driving, take a casual bike ride around your neighborhood or join us on one of our upcoming rides.

If you’re a dedicated cyclist and ride all the time, we hope you’ll use Bike Month to encourage your friends and family to ride a bike this month. Sometimes the only thing stopping someone from riding a bike is a flat tire, maybe you can help a friend get back into riding just by fixing a flat!

here are some bike month links to get you in the mood:
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition – Bike Month
LA Metro Bike – Month
The League of American Cyclists – Bike Month
Days of the Year – Bike Month
​A Comprehensive Guide to Bike Safety by Rydoze


And here are some of our events we hope you’ll attend:

Ride Around Pomona
Saturday, May 5th

Ride Around Pomona is a fun bicycle ride through the streets and neighborhoods of Pomona, the ride is family friendly and FREE!

“Riding with Louis” This week’s ride is to get to know Pomona Valley’s founding father Louis Phillips, the richest man of Los Angeles Country.

The ride is a casual pace, cyclists of all abilities are encouraged to join us. Ride and chat, meet new people, see new neighborhoods, get some exercise and enjoy the morning!

Meet at Shaun Diamond Plaza (Thomas Plaza), downtown Pomona at 8:30am.
The plaza is located at the intersection of Thomas St. and 2nd St., downtown Pomona (Across from the Glass House)

RSVP on Facebook


Town & Gown Ride
Friday, May 11th

Celebrate Bike Month with the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition, Cal Poly Pomona Transportation Advisory Committee and others on the Town & Gown Ride, a casual 8 mile ride from Cal Poly Pomona to Ganesha Park and back.

Ride meets on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus at the corner of Oak Ln and Cypress Ln, in front of Police and Parking Services (Bldg 109)

Meet at Cal Poly Pomona at 10:00AM, ride leaves 10:15,
arrives Ganesha Park 11:30/noon and returns to Cal Poly Pomona approximately 1:30PM.

Riders must wear a helmet, have a bike in good working order, and sign a waiver in order to participate. Riders must follow all applicable traffic laws.

RSVP on Facebook


Bike to Work Day pit stop
Thursday, May 17th

Join us the morning of Thursday, May 17th at our annual Bike to Work Day pit stop!

The Local Bike Stand will be on hand providing free bicycle safety checks and minor adjustments.

In honor of National Bike month, Metrolink is offering free rides to people who take their bicycle on the train during bike to work week (the week of May 14th).

This year we’d like to invite other organizations to share in the fun. If your group is involved in bicycle advocacy, healthy living, environmental or sustainability efforts send us a message and let us know if you’d like to participate. pvalleybikes@gmail.com 

RSVP on Facebook

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Volunteer with us at CicLAvia: Heart of the Foothills

Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition will be stationed at the Pomona Hub during the upcoming CicLAvia ~ we’ll be providing basic bike repair for free and could use a few more volunteers.

Do you know how to fix a flat tire? Great! Help us help cyclists during the biggest cycling event in the region this Sunday. Shifts are for two and a half hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the rest of the route.

Sign up for a shift here

Questions? Send us an email at pvalleybikes@gmail.com

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